Amid skyrocketing inflation and shortages of basic goods, Venezuelan authorities claim that an "economic war" is being waged against the socialist government of President Nicolás Maduro. The government is striking back by forcing stores to discount prices, by arresting business owners accused of hoarding--and by targeting journalists trying to...
(John Hinderaker) We have commented on the death spiral of Venezuela’s economy under the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro. With inflation running at 54%, his government keeps looking for more prices to control, and more “parasitic capitalists” to persecute, with predictable results. Show More Summary
The Gay Hussar, the Hungarian establishment favoured by socialists with a fondness for champagne, has been in difficulties. Mr Steerpike related a joke that was doing the rounds: drum roll… Continue reading The post Life imitates art at the Gay Hussar appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
“Independent” but actually Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont says he’s ready to run for president. This is significant because it suggests disenchantment on the Left with Hillary. I can’t wait to see him making her want to pull her hair out... -
Here is a pretty cool map of precinct-level support in three Seattle municipal races from last month: mayoral (Ed Murray v incumbent Mike McGinn), one city council seat (socialist Kshama Sawant against incumbent Richard Conlin) and support for Seattle Proposition 1, public financing for campaigns. Murray and Sawant won, Prop 1 narrowly lost. Relatedly, if you haven’t [...]
Residents pour onto streets as blackout hits nation in what President says was an act against his socialist government.
The Right will remember Obama as a Godless Muslim Socialist. The Left will remember him as He Who Brought Us Healthcare. Overseas, he may come to be known as the Great Snoop, or perhaps, Death from Above. But there are many in this country who will remember Obama as El Deportador. According to sociologist Tanya Golash-Boza, […]
A mere two months after the last widespread blackout to hit Venezuela,major parts of the nation is once again dark tonight as a power outage hit during President Maduro's evening address laying out his new economic philosophy (the inverse...Show More Summary
People who help people are the luckiest people in the world. Tim P. Carney writes: he contraception mandate is nakedly a huge subsidy to the industry that most firmly supported Obamacare: the drugmakers. The drug industry has spent more on...
Harley Shaiken at the [Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies](http://clas.berkeley.edu) asked me if I could write a short comment on a piece he was running by Javier Couso about Chilean politics, "neoliberalismo", once-and-future...Show More Summary
Thom Tillis has saddled up and is riding hard. In the months ahead, he'll spend millions painting Kay Hagan as a dirty socialist because she voted with Democrats to pass the Affordable Care Act. Next November, he'll regret that move when he loses his bid for US Senate. Most people agree that the healthcare.gov rollout was botched. Show More Summary
By Rene Almeling Egg agencies and sperm banks, while they offer new fertility technology, have helped perpetuate old gender stereotypes, explains Yale socialist Rene Almeling. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Ian Crowther. Today's fertility industry is an economic force to be reckoned with. Show More Summary
First, I want to express our gratitude from America Resists for your time and input in our projects. This time of year is always a special one for me personally as I reflect upon my immigrant grandparents leaving socialist Germany over...Show More Summary
Former Spanish Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero has upset quite a few people after he included the letter he received from the ECB and the Bank of Spain in August 2011 in his recently published memoirs. Though bits and pieces of the letter had already been disclosed, the full content was never really made public. Show More Summary
The Communist Party is flacking for Obama? Big shocker there….not! From the Socialist People’s World, via New Zeal: It is amazing how fast momentum can shift in politics. And it usually happens for reasons that could not have been predicted. Case...Show More Summary
Pope Francis I of Argentina has been making free marketeer heads explode for awhile now, but his critique of the global capitalist economy in his recent Evaneglii Gaudium is nothing less than damning of the economic system that now strides the world like some spoiled, selfish god of ancient myth. Show More Summary
It's my nature, said the socialist cronyist Chicago pol scorpion. From the Washington Examiner: The shift will raise the cost of the tax for those who do pay to $44 a year. It had previously been $42. In essence, the...
Run, Bernie, Run! Vermont's Bernie Sanders, the only openly socialist member of Congress, is thinking about running for president in 2016. GOP Policies Driving Up Number of Late-Term Abortions: No one could have predicted that making...Show More Summary
“I’m an atheist and a socialist. And in a world sorely missing anything resembling true humanity, I believe that this Pope is the most important, relevant world leader to yet emerge in this century,” – a commenter at the New York Ti...
In the comments to Andrew Johnson's National Review story about Kshama Sawant, Republicans are losing their minds: anybody who supports any minimum wage is a socialist "The Stranger", the alt-weekly that endorsed this woman, is a novel...Show More Summary